From the Publisher
In Cory Doctorow's wildly successful Little Brother,
young Marcus Yallow was arbitrarily detained and brutalized by the
government in the wake of a terrorist attack on San Francisco-an
experience that led him to become a leader of the whole movement of
technologically clued-in teenagers, fighting back against the
tyrannical security state.
A few years later, California''s economy collapses, but Marcus's
hacktivist past lands him a job as webmaster for a crusading
politician who promises reform. Soon his onetime girlfriend Masha
emerges from the political underground to gift him with a
thumbdrive containing a Wikileaks-style cable-dump of hard evidence
of corporate and governmental perfidy. It's incendiary stuff-and if
Masha goes missing, Marcus is supposed to release it to the world.
Then Marcus sees Masha being kidnapped by the same government
agents who detained and tortured Marcus years earlier.
Marcus can leak the archive Masha gave him-but he can't admit to
being the leaker, because that will cost his employer the election.
He's surrounded by friends who remember what he did a few years ago
and regard him as a hacker hero. He can't even attend a
demonstration without being dragged onstage and handed a mike. He's
not at all sure that just dumping the archive onto the Internet,
before he's gone through its millions of words, is the right thing
Meanwhile, people are beginning to shadow him, people who look like
they're used to inflicting pain until they get the answers they
Fast-moving, passionate, and as current as next week,
Homeland is every bit the equal of Little
Brother-a paean to activism, to courage, to the drive to make
the world a better place.
About the Author
Cory Doctorow is a coeditor of Boing
Boing and a columnist for multiple publications
including The Guardian,
Locus, and Publishers Weekly. He
was named one of the Web's twenty-five 'influencers'
by Forbes magazine and a Young
Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. His award-winning
YA novel, Little Brother, was a New
York Times bestseller. Born and raised in Canada, he
currently lives in London.
About the Book
Doctorow delivers the direct sequel to "Little Brother"Nin which Marcus Yallow finds himself once again risking everything to take on creeping tyranny and surveillance after California's economy collapses.
Published: February 5, 2013
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0765333694
ISBN - 13: 9780765333698